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Faro Announce Second Quarter Financial Results

FARO has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Total sales were $82.1 million for second quarter 2021 representing an 8% sequential quarterly increase when compared to $76.3 million in the first quarter 2021, and a 36% increase when compared with total sales of $60.6 million for second quarter 2020.  The sequential sales increase represents typical market seasonality while the year over year growth was primarily a result of pandemic related softness in the prior year period.  Similarly, new order bookings of $88.2 million increased 9% sequentially compared to $80.6 million in the first quarter 2021 and increased 44% when compared to $61.4 million for the second quarter 2020.

Gross margin was 55.4% for the second quarter 2021, as compared to 47.7% for the same prior year period. Non-GAAP gross margin was 55.7% for the second quarter 2021 compared to 48.4% for the second quarter 2020. The annual increase in gross margin was primarily a result of higher volume compared to the prior year period.

Second quarter demand reflected a return to seasonal growth, with broad based improvement across our served markets,” stated Michael Burger, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While demand recovers, we remain focused on creating opportunities to drive topline growth such as the expansion of our Digital Twin offering through the addition of Holobuilder’s photogrammetry capabilities and our recently announced next generation Quantum Max ScanArm family of products, as well as further streamlining our operational cost structure with the recently announced shift to outsourced manufacturing.”

Mr. Burger continued, “Through the combination of strategic initiatives implemented over the last two years and the investments we continue to make in our hardware, software and solution offerings to directly address our customer’s workflow needs, we believe we are well positioned to drive strong operating leverage and long-term differentiation as the market grows.”

Sales Disaggregated by Geography

Operating expenses were $46.1 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $40.9 million for the same prior year period.

Net loss was $1.2 million for the second quarter 2021, as compared to a net loss of $8.9 million for the second quarter 2020.

The Company’s cash and short-term investments decreased $36.6 million to $133.3 million as of the end of the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to the $34 million acquisition of HoloBuilder which closed in the quarter.  The Company remained debt-free. “.

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